Lion With Curved Tongue

© Don Johnson

Lion With Curved Tongue

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 5/3/2005 8:22:04 AM

Don perfect shot for this month's theme. Wonderful close up of this lion's tongue. Love this. Kerby #244381

Theresa Marie Jones level-classic 5/3/2005 8:39:16 AM

Curvaceous and captivating, you have a big winner here Don! Love it! #1315404

Judy A. Lawhon level-classic 5/3/2005 8:51:41 AM

Hi Don....what a great captured of the "King of the beasts." He is magnificent!! #1315444

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. level-classic 5/3/2005 1:59:25 PM

You caught the tongue just right, and the focus on it is great. Good job, and great for this month's theme. #1316310

Don Johnson level-classic 5/3/2005 2:05:12 PM

I appreciate everyone's kind comments. I have photographed many lions over the years, but never caught one with his tongue like this before. #1316324

Sherry S. Boles level-classic 5/3/2005 8:01:11 PM

Great capture, Don!! #1317285

Jane Summa level-classic 5/3/2005 8:45:18 PM

Excellent timing, color, detail and clarity, Don! #1317348

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum 6/22/2005 1:49:09 AM

Congratulations Again!!!!! I knew this was a winner the first time I saw it!

See Ya!
Pat #1502647

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 6/23/2005 1:13:35 AM


Congratulations on your first place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1508795

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 6/23/2005 1:13:54 AM

Congratulations on this very fine winner, Don!!! #1508796

Evy Johansen level-classic 6/23/2005 2:30:08 AM

Wow - very beautiful! Many congratulations on your first place win, Don! #1508943

Donna W. Neal 6/23/2005 3:29:02 AM

Congratulations Don this is wonderful timing. #1509134

KHAWLA Haddad 6/23/2005 4:00:36 AM

Congratulation on this wonderful winner!!! #1509318

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/23/2005 4:54:26 AM

awesome win!!!!!!!!! congrats. #1509594

Judith G. Secco 6/23/2005 5:20:52 AM

Congratulations on your first place win. Wonderful capture. #1509735

Don Johnson level-classic 6/23/2005 5:52:08 AM

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I am very, very excited. Especially considering how many individuals submit images to It is an honor to be a winner with so many fine images produced by so many great photographers. #1509824

Laura E. OConnor 6/23/2005 6:26:42 AM


Jill Flynn level-classic 6/23/2005 6:57:43 AM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Don! #1510164

Heather Inich 6/23/2005 8:24:08 AM

Congrats on your first place winner!!! #1510526

Kathy Shogren level-classic 6/23/2005 8:29:14 AM

Love this capture Don! Congrats on this well-deserved win. #1510559

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 6/23/2005 8:54:39 AM

Oh my, what a grabber! Congratulations on your win, Don! #1510680

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-classic 6/23/2005 9:08:45 AM

Congratulations on your first place win Don!!!! #1510743

Deborah Sandidge 6/23/2005 10:52:48 AM

Congratulations on your win, Don! #1511194

Stacey A. Bates 6/23/2005 11:07:05 AM

Congrats Don!!! A roaring success!! #1511257

Barbara K. Breitsameter 6/23/2005 3:37:55 PM

WTG glad this got a first place! #1512368

Anita Taylor 6/23/2005 4:25:25 PM

This is excellent, Don! Perfect timing and congrats on the win! #1512553

Cora Miller level-classic 6/24/2005 12:02:26 AM

Super capture, Don! Congratulations on your win!! #1513545

Janet L. Skinner 6/24/2005 4:11:32 AM

GREAT capture, Don!!! Well deserved win! #1514144

Don Johnson level-classic 6/24/2005 9:11:52 AM

Again, I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments. I really appreciate them. #1515350

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 6/24/2005 11:26:47 AM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Don!! Excellent capture and what clarity and detail!! #1515932

Joy Rector level-classic 6/24/2005 12:41:17 PM

congrats on you win. #1516134

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 6/25/2005 6:44:24 PM

Congratulations to you Don!!! #1520224

Susana Ms Heide level-classic 6/25/2005 10:28:41 PM

WOW!! What an incredible capture!! Well deserved WINNER!! CONGRATS! #1520586

Terry R. Hatfield level-classic 6/26/2005 3:46:38 AM

Congratulations On Your 1st Place Winner Don!! #1520852

Terrill Province 6/27/2005 12:43:48 PM

Incredible! Congratulations on your 1st place ~ I think it's well deserved. Super image! #1526935

Jack Nevitt 7/8/2005 4:30:47 AM

Man, I don't know how I missed this shot. Very nice. Feels like you are right beside the beast. Yikes! Good detail and composition. Congratulations on being a winner again.


Hector J. Brandan 8/18/2005 6:19:21 PM

Excellent picture Don, congratulations #1732945

Hector J. Brandan 8/18/2005 6:19:45 PM

Excellent picture Don, congratulations #1732947

Paula Showen 2/23/2006 6:03:12 PM

Amazing capture! This is outstanding! congratulations (belated)... #2459721

Don Johnson level-classic 2/24/2006 5:34:23 AM

I know that it has been a while, but I do sincerely appreciate everyone's kind comments about this photo. I have never seen a lion curl his tongue like this before, so it was kinda cool to capture it at exactly the right moment. #2461230

Christopher Budny level-classic 2/27/2006 2:15:27 PM

Congratulations (belatedly) Don, on this win---the curled tip of his tongue makes this picture stand out in a big way... timing is everything, no? #2475939

Chastity Abbott 6/23/2006 1:33:05 PM

First of all, love your thumbnail pix*
This photo is so clear and sharp, it's as if I could reach into my screen and touch him!! WOW at the capture of his tongue! Talk about perfect timing.
I read your bio...amazing. Congrats on having your photo published..
Good job! #2941247

Don Johnson level-classic 6/23/2006 1:37:44 PM


Thank you for your kind words. It sure is an ego boost when people like you say nice things about my images. Again, thanks. #2941269

Susan Candelario level-classic 7/5/2007 4:15:13 PM

Outstanding shot, Don!!! Congrats on your well deserved win. #4476471

Don Johnson level-classic 7/6/2007 6:09:49 AM

Thank you Susan for digging out this older image and for your kind comments. #4478323

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/23/2007 10:57:09 AM

I had to come back and comment again on this, having just seen it today, blown up to poster size, hanging in the Museum of Natural History's "Best of Nature Photography" display. Congratulations on the win in that magazine's contest, as well as the honor of your image hanging in the museum! #4832687

Don Johnson level-classic 9/24/2007 5:46:16 AM

Thank you Chris. I'm glad you got to see the exhibit at the Smithsonian. It really is a ego boost for me! #4836585

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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